Divine Mercy Sunday resources; parish bulletin; music sheet for Sunday Mass
Blessings to you on Divine Mercy Sunday!
is still being published online, and can be found on our parish website under "Information" on the top menu. Here is a direct link to this Sunday’s bulletin, which includes my weekly letter and some photo updates from the church:
For those who are participating in our live-streamed Masses, we are now offering an
online music sheet
so that you will be able to sing along with the hymns and antiphons on Divine Mercy Sunday:
Music sheet for Mass 19 Apr 2020.pdf
Divine Mercy Sunday resources
has written a letter to you for Divine Mercy Sunday:
Letter from Bishop Brennan.pdf
The letter of Bishop John Barres referenced in Bishop Brennan's letter can be found here:
Bishop Barres highlights some important anniversaries coming up from the life and pontificate of St. John Paul II, including the 20th anniversary of the canonization of St. Faustina Kowalski, to whom Jesus revealed his desire that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday.
Jesus said to St. Faustina:
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable Mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender Mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are open. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My Mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. (…) The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the fount of My Mercy.
You can tune in to
St. Gabriel Radio 820 AM
for live coverage of the Divine Mercy celebration from
The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy
in Stockbridge, MA from noon to 3PM, followed by a 3PM Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed by Bishop Brennan.
Also, here is a
Litany of Mercy
especially written for this time of pandemic:
A Litany of Mercy.pdf
Enthrone your family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Divine Mercy Sunday
A great way to honor Divine Mercy Sunday is to prepare to enthrone your home and family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Enthronement of the Sacred Heart points to the importance of family prayer and dedicating the family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Welcome His Heart
is a Catholic apostolate here in Columbus that seeks to strengthen the family in these difficult times as well as in the future:
. They provide a website full of resources, including a self-guided packet to enthrone your family to the Sacred Heart, and the prayers can be led by anyone. See especially some great videos on this site, featuring Fr. Stash Dailey, the spiritual director of this apostolate, that explain the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart:
Links to past Flocknotes
Finally, here are some links to past Flocknotes in the event that you have missed some or would like to find one again.
Easter Sunday message:
Plenary Indulgence & Seven Last Words on Good Friday; Online Prayer list; Confessions are coming:
Your feedback requested on "Soup and Spirit" Lenten
Free Magnificat and MagnifiKid; Dominican friar "Quarantine Lectures":
May the wellsprings of mercy which flow from the Sacred Heart of Jesus bring you peace and strength on this beautiful feast!
Fr. Stephen, O.P.
Fr. Stephen Alcott, OP
on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:48PM